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2018 Oscar Nominations and Predictions

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On Janurary 23rd, this years Oscars nominations were announced and, like always, people are already gambling on who will win what award. Here are this years list of nominations and predictions.

Starting with Best Picture, the nominees are:

  • The Shape of Water
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • The Darkest Hour

Entertainment Weekly (ET) gave its vote to Three Billboards while Harpers Bazaar(HB) gave it to The Shape of Water. My prediction(MP): Three Billboards will win by a landslide.


Best Director:

  • Guillermo Del Toro / The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Nolan / Dunkirk
  • Greta Girwig / Lady Bird
  • Jordan Peele / Get Out
  • Paul Thomas Anderson / Phantom Thread

ET: Guillermo Del Toro. HB: Christopher Nolan. MP: Christopher Nolan

Best Actress:

  • Frances McDormand / Three Billboards
  • Saoirse Ronan / Lady Bird
  • Sally Hawkins / The Shape of Water
  • Margot Robbie / I, Tonya
  • Meryl Streep / The Post

EW: Frances McDormand. HB: Frances McDormand. MP: Frances McDormand. (Unless The Academy listened to McDormand’s Golden Globes speech begging to “Give more young people awards.” In that case, it has a chance of going to Saoirse Ronan.)

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Laurie Metcalf / Lady Bird
  • Allison Janney / I, Tonya
  • Mary J. Blige / Mudbound
  • Lesley Manville / Phantom Thread
  • Octavia Spencer / Shape of Water

EW: Laurie Metcalf. HB: Allison Janney. MP: Allison Janney.

Best Actor:

  • Gary Oldman / Darkest Hour
  • Timothée Chalamet / Call Me By Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis / Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluya / Get Out
  • Denzel Washington / Roman J. Isreal, esq.

EW: Gary Oldman. HB: Gary Oldman. MP: Gary Oldman (but possibly Daniel Day-Lewis, with Phantom Thread being his last film before retirement)

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Sam Rockwell / Three Billboards
  • Willen Dafoe / The Florida Project
  • Richard Jenkins / Shape of Water
  • Christpher Plummer / All the Money in the World
  • Woody Harrelson / Three Billboards

EW: Sam Rockwell. HB: Willem Dafoe. MP: Willem Dafoe.

Best Original Screenplay:

  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards
  • Get Out
  • The Big Sick
  • Lady Bird

HP: Get Out. MP: The Big Sick (Just because it got snubbed for Best Picture)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Mudbound
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Molly’s Game
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Logan

HB: Call Me By Your Name. MP: Call Me By Your Name (Though I would like to see The Academy switch it up and give the award to Logan)

Best Original Song: 

  • Mighty River / Mudbound
  • Stand Up for Something / Marshall
  • Mystery of Love / Call Me By Your Name
  • Remember Me / Coco
  • This is Me / The Greatest Showman

MP: Anything but This is Me. The Greatest Showman is the biggest piece of Oscar bait I have ever seen.

Best Animated Feature:

  • Loving Vincent
  • Ferdinand
  • The Boss Baby
  • The Breadwinner
  • Coco

MP: Coco. (The Oscars loves Pixar/Disney)

With all of this said, predictions should be taken with a grain of salt. Really, the only way to know is to watch and find out who will win.

The 90th Academy Awards will premire on ABC, March 4th, at 6:30 p.m est.


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